Michelle Stanley, originally from southern California, has been involved in the marching band activity as a performer and educator for a collective 10 years. While traditionally a french horn player, Michelle's primary instrument is the mellophone. Michelle held multiple leadership positions during her time with the Frost School of Music Band of the Hour at the University of Miami (FL) and also expanded her skills and gained experience marching in the university's indoor drumline (cymbals). During the summers of 2016 and 2017, Michelle marched mellophone in the Santa Clara Vanguard World Class Drum Corps and participated in the 2017 Tournament of Roses Rose Parade with the ensemble. In 2019, she was the visual instructor for the Powhatan High School Marching Band and Indoor Drumline. Currently, Michelle is working towards a PhD at Texas A&M. She is also a visual instructor for Texas A&M Consolidated High School. Her responsibilities include developing and teaching marching techniques and exercises, incorporating traditional dance movements into the students' skill sets, creating visuals and choreography for wind players, and directing segments of rehearsals dedicated to marching basics, drill learning and cleaning, and show movement production.